Ruhl Forensic Leader in Forensic Technology

A thorough analysis of a crane accident includes investigating issues such as maintenance, mechanical design, operator competency, training, and environmental factors.

OSHA and other regulatory agencies have specific requirements for the use of fall protection and other personal protective equipment by workers on elevated work sites.

Insufficient or non-existent perimeter protection is one of the leading causes of construction accidents.

Investigation into the cause of this construction site accident required assessing the human, vehicular and environmental components.

Industrial and Construction-Site Accidents and Safety

A complete investigation of a construction-site or industrial accident requires an understanding of the equipment used and work processes involved. Assessment of the level of compliance with OSHA regulations, other governmental regulations and codes, and construction codes are key parts of the investigation. Assessment of the level of conformance with recognized safety standards is also a key part of the investigation. A determination must be made if a failure or mal-performance of electrical or mechanical equipment has contributed to the accident.

Ruhl Forensic, Inc. staff members have expertise in the areas of maintenance and repair of heavy construction equipment, fire origin and cause, safe handling and storage of flammable liquids and gases under pressure, and HAZWOPER compliance.






Ruhl Forensic staff members have consulted and testified in cases involving varied areas of focus, including:


Industrial and Construction-Site Accidents and Safety Staff


Keith R. Erickson, B.S., P.E.
B.S. in Electrical Engineering
Keith R. Erickson, B.S., P.E.
Thomas F. Conry, Ph.D., P.E.
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
B.S. in Engineering Mechanics
Thomas F. Conry, Ph.D., P.E.
Gregory M. Wright
Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Specialist
ASE Certified Master Heavy / Medium Truck Technician
Gregory M. Wright
Michael C. Dilley, CFEI, CFVI
Fire Cause and Origin Investigator
Illinois Class A Private Detective
Michael C. Dilley, CFEI, CFVI
Roland A. Ruhl, B.S.
B.S. in General Engineering
ACTAR Accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist
Roland A. Ruhl, B.S.